Sprucing & Preparing your Home for Your Open House

Selling your home is not always fun or a breath of fresh air. The result however, looks a lot like a bright beacon of opportunity and forward growth. Knowing this, greasing your elbows and getting the process started is in your best interest.

In today's article, we are going to focus on what you should prioritize. From emphasizing on minor improvements that can drastically increase the value of your home; to more in-depth remodeling, to your bathroom and kitchen upgrades. We are also going to delve into your curb appeal and we will help you prioritize prior to the open house date.

Getting Rid of the Clutter


An open space is essential for buyers to visualize their personal items in your home. Minimize the clutter throughout your walking space and don't over accessorize your living space. Having too much furniture or living space accessories like vases can obstruct a buyer's imagination when they are trying to view their family in the home you are selling.

You can use accessories such as vases but remember to limit their exposure, keep it clean and reasonable. You'll be amazed at the difference such a simple task can make in your living space.

Tackling your Projects



It's no big surprise that this would be at the top of our list. After removing all of the clutter, cleaning your home is the next most cost-effective task you can undertake. It also shows that the previous owner cared for the home.

What do you think of and observe when you walk into a clean home?

Most likely, you're going to feel very comfortable right off the bat! You'll notice the recently swept and mopped clean floor. The immaculate clean walls that look like they were wiped over with hundreds of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. The clean furniture and the open space among other neatly cleaned features.

These are first impression home qualities that allow a buyer to clear their minds and picture themselves and their family in your space. This includes making sure you depersonalize your space. Remove all family photos and try to present your home as if you've already moved out. If you're still living in the property, you should try to do your best.

Repairs & your Budget

Are there areas in your home that are broken? Is it within your budget to repair them? There are a lot of home improvement projects that you can undertake with minimal expense. At the top of our list you can find:

  • Painting: Adding the right colors in the right areas can bring elegance and value to your home.
  • Flooring: The type of flooring in the home can be a big focal point. Depending on the type of flooring, it can add a lot of value to your property with minimal cost.
  • Kitchen: Repairing minor chipped corners, broken or defected tools like the garbage disposal and cabinets can help a home sell a lot faster.
  • Fixtures: Upgrading your fixtures can make a home look like new when combined with previous recommendations.

Everyone Loves a Nice Kitchen

A cost-effective way to add style and class to your kitchen, is by using creative tile backsplash. Focus on designs that complement the rest of your home. Especially if you have an open floor plan.

Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal!

Your curb appeal is your first impression, make it a good one.

  • Your lawn should be well kept and mowed
  • Add solar flood lights for the evening
  • A nice arrangement of flowers isn't so bad either
  • Paint your door to make it look new and clean
  • The old, dusty and worn out address numbers on the house should be replaced

What to do with your Backyard

Depending on the square footage of your yard - if you have one - you can go shopping for simple outdoor furniture. Preferably a style that brings joy and entertainment out of everyone, it should feel welcoming. If the backyard space is limited, you shouldn't clutter that space, use one table with a couple of seating areas. If it's a considerably much larger space, you can add 2 table and more chairs or bring in a BBQ Grill to include or use as a selling point. It will show the potential the space can provide.

Time to Get Out!

Once everything is completed, you can bake some cookies unless it's the dead middle of July, August or September when temperatures are hottest. Place light snacks out for your visitors and leave the rest to your real estate agent. Your home will sell. Stay optimistic about the final outcome.

When you're ready to list and sell your home. Let the Kashmiri Realty & Property Management team help guide you towards ways in you can spruce up your home for an open house. You can call us by clicking the button below with your cell phone.

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